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Eggshells have vital nutrients like nitrogen and calcium that make them perfect for adding to your garden. They also keep away some insects like beetles and slugs.


So if your plants are getting eaten alive by these bugs, it might be time to throw some eggshells out.

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Crush them first; either use a blender or pack them into a Ziploc and pound with your foot or a rolling pin.

Some other awesome natural plant fertilization tricks:

  • Add a whole egg to a house plant. It will provide nutrients as it decomposes.
  • Use Epsom salts mixed with water to raise the pH of your soil if it’s low.
  • And of course, composting anything you can will boost the nutrients in your soil.
Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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